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Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
quote on november comps. gap, macy's, target, all disappointing. is it all due to sandy and what does it mean for the holidays. >> tiffany is not a statement on lucksy, but rather company specific. >> quite near meets with the president today. . >> and we have another upgrade for research in motion. this time at goldman-sachs saying the blackberry 10 will not only beat expectations but also put the company in the black by fiscal '14. >> target, macy's and kohl's reporting unexpected declines. number of retailers blaming
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Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
quote ? >> retailers like macy's finally quantifying the effect of hurricane sandy. walmart kicking off black friday earlier than ever. we start this morning with the markets looking to bounce back from yesterday's selloff and nearly 1313 drop in the dow. europe on wall street's radar after the ecb and bank of england kept key rates unchanged. draghi holding a press conference right now saying he sees economic rekafr ri
CNBC
Nov 4, 2012 7:30pm EST
. >>> the devastation of superstorm sandy, the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in more than 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the perils and power of social media. "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here's a look what's making news as we head into a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report and labor department reporting that the unemployment rate ticked up a notch in the month of october to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month well above expectations. numbers for the last two months were also revised upwards and 84,000 jobs added for august and september. new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the opening bell at the new york stock exchange after a two-day shutdown because of superstorm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shutdown at the new york stock exchange since 1888. the first day post storm trading was a slow one but no glitches.
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
sandy. if you have a car in new york, new jersey, other areas affected all along the coast, chances are you're having a hard time filling your gas tank. many stations are still closed. others are seeing huge lines. the question is how long is this going to last? we're going to get into that coming up. >> but first, let's look at where we stand as we approach this final stretch. the mark up 131 points on the dow. check it out. 1% higher on the industrial average. technology among the better performers. you have the nasdaq composite up 42 points, that's 1.5%. s&p 500 looks like this. nasdaq at the highest levels of the afternoon right now. s&p, very close to it. up about 15 points. better than 1%. >> pretty good gains. let's dig deeper into the rally, what we can expect from the jobs numbers tomorrow. >> gentlemen, good to see you. thanks for joining us. gary, let me kick this off with you. you think market rally today is sustainable? >> well -- hi, maria. yeah, thank you. you know, it's kind of a combination of a good technical and fundamental rally. you know, a great confluence, alm
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> the rising cost of sandy, one major risk modeling firm now says the economic losses from the storm could reach $50 billion. >> and china steps insecurity ahead of next week's com you uhe nis party congress. even model airplanes have been grounded. if you're just joining us, very good morning to you. this is where we stand. we are at the moment dow 24 points below fair value. let's show you where we is an with you're feuropean stocks. cac down half a percent, ftse 100 down 0.2%. let's show you some individual stocks in focus. losses on friday hurt by a sector wide slump. equipment maker cutting back spending down as you can see merely 7%. rbs coming out with results this morning. this is the uk bank with a government owned majority and part nationalized lending reporting an increase in third quarter. deutsche telecom considering slashing it dividend according to reports. let's show you where we stand on the currency markets. the dollar today ahead of the u.s. jobs report. we'll show you sterling-dollar slightly weaker. dollar slightly firmer against the aussie. and dollar firmer against t
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. hurricane sandy, there's been speculation for a week on these building companies. all of them up again today. absolutely remarkable. finally, maria, talk about great timing. guess who's going public tonight? restoration hardware. we need them. maria, it's a very, very small offering. i hear a little bit of a pop tomorrow. i'll be all over that in the morning. >> that's a great company. thanks very much, bob. appreciate it. we'll see you a little later. don't go anywhere. we're all over this big rally and much more on this busy edition of the "closing bell." stay with us. >>> coming up, markets on the move. good economic numbers, but will it carry over if the october jobs report brings bad news? we break it all down straight ahead. >>> plus, brewing profits. maria talks exclusively with starbucks ceo howard schultz about earnings and the effect sandy may have had on his company's supply chain. >>> and insuring stability. aig chief robert benmosche joins maria with his thoughts on earnings, sandy's aftermath, and the treasury department's reported plans to liquidate its remaining shares of his
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, you think the sandy play would be over, but no. trex, those waterproofing products -- >> you got to wonder if they're covering shorts in advance of the employment report perhaps, bob. >> they're buying on sandy pretty heavy on these stocks. >> >>ty, more later, back to you. >>> a lot of economic data out today. some of it supposed to have come out earlier in the week, was delayed. shows an economy building momentum. that is at least until sandy came. steve leisman here. steve, is sandy going to slam the brakes on this slightly upward arc we're seeing in the economy? >> it is definitely going to have an impact on the economy. today we got a read on the economy ahead of sandy giving us really a baseline. that baseline was a little bit better than economists originally thought. at almost every count. perhaps the miss here -- what a nice graphic they made. perhaps the miss there was because they don't know how to estimate the new methodology. but that was better than expected. claims a little bit better than expected. ism above expectations also. construction spending powered by resi
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> campaigning resumes as the northeast assesses the damage from super storm sandy. good and big earnings day for oil giants giants. shell sees a fall and exxonmobile due to report before the opening bell. >> growth recovery may be near. official october pmi bouncing back into expansion territory. >>> we're under way just one hour and an awful lot to to get to. >> new york city still struggling to right itself after monday's super storm. one stap he have the big apple will return, the mta will resume partial subway service on 14 lines. la guardia airport will also reopen at 7:00 a.m. with limited service. amtrak says it will try to restore service to penn station come friday. >> homes in bay ahead are seriously damaged or destroyed. president obama got a firsthand look with governor chris christie yesterday afternoon. >> and danielle lee joins us, she's in the town of toms river. and we know this is one of the hartest hit areas. with you tell us how extensive the damage is? >> all of those popular summertime vacation communities are cut off from society. and there are stand reminders, bits o
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the recovery, sandy, remain without power in the storm region. some areas likely to be without -- some of you in the ameri mta as a -- we're getting word from coned, the utility here in manhattan, tre to have electricity restored to the island of manhattan. >> not only that people are using cars more and more to get around because of the public transport limit people with generators need gas line to run them. >> wait until you hear the one on the distraught. i'm going to cancel. it just seems like a bad idea in terms of you drink a little too much. i'm not a big gasoline and fiber. >> and monster drinks are about as far as i'm willing to go on that front, as far as box drinks. >> there's an awful lot of cane in new orleans. >> jim just broke, for a minute it was exclusive. phil jones us talking about mall mali staying at ford. >> we're listening to the conference call where mallalay and -- one thing to keep in mind that's very important is that he did not want to just lead ford because this is a company that has a long and really a bad track record when it comes to ceo succession. he looks at
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
me is margie of wells fargo, sandy duncan and chris bertleson and rick santelli. thanks for joining us. rick, i'm going to kick this off with you. what are traders saying ahead of tomorrow's election? >> they certainly expect a lot more movement in markets tomorrow and the following day. today was a go nowhere range day. even in the stocks they move into positive territory. dollar index has been firmly but lightly in positive territory with little turnover. same with the euro. many traders are saying, you know, it was momentum that propelled the giants in baseball. so, they're putting a lot of stock in momentum, which may be a positive for the challenger in the form of mitt romney but everybody has their own unique foibles how they want to proceed on the trading side. traders aren't giving me anything solid as a glimpse into who wins but they seem optimistic they think the fiscal cliff will be dealt with, but it won't be dealt with until next year and dealt with retrospectively. >> i would agree, that's what people are saying now. chris, regardless, you're saying you're staying neut
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
of sandy is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable our critical infrastructure is. as this crucial backbone is rethought and rebuilt, cramer looks at one stock that seems to be in a powerful position. could it recharge your portfolio? and later -- >> house of pleasure. >> pending home sales rose to a five-year high today. which stock should you move into, as the foundation for growth and housing becomes more secure? tonight, it's an open house for three potential plays on a real estate rebound. which one should you put an offer out on? >>> plus best medicine? health care trust of america leases over 12 million square feet of medical space nationwide. could their hefty dividend help your portfolio stay healthy? cramer gives his prognosis in an exclusive with its ceo just ahead. all coming up on "mad money." >>> now that we've had a month to reflect on hurricane sandy, one thing is very clear. our nation needs a new power grid. you know that and i know that. i call this storm a wake-up call to government officials and the utilities they regulate all over this country to finally start
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of sandy. we didn't see that, though. very strong across the board. >> simon, where are you buying tech today? >> we're going to talk a little bit about microsoft. we're making a move out to staples, moving more into cyclical. >> what are we seeing in the options, curious in terms of technology? >> it was a quieter day again, second straight day it's been somewhat quiet. we saw more coal buying. there was a lot of activity in bank of america. technology. microsoft and intel were the two active names. the rally surprised me, but i think it's encouraging it's different names leading us without the big leaders. >> more than 3% in the past two days, simon baker down here on the desk could call the trade last week, in fact. it's up more than 5% since that call was made. you're taking profits at this point? >> no, i think we're adding on -- they're really underestimated here, really strong product cycle going on here. it was a -- to develop this conference earlier this week, they gave out the tablets, the iphones, the feedback is really positive, they have 400,000 users compare that to 150,00
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
" will be right back. >>> coming up -- power up? >> the devastation left in the wake of sandy is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable or critical infrastructure is. as the crucial backbone is rethought and rebuilt, cramer looks at one stock that seems to be in a powerful position. could it recharge your portfolio? >>> later -- >> house of pleasure. >>> pending home sales rose to a five-year high today. which stock should you move into, as the foundation in growth and housing becomes more secure? tonight, it's an open house for three potential plays on a resteal rebound. which one should you put an offer out on? >>> plus best medicine? health care trust of america leases over 12 million feet of medical space nationwide. could their hefty dividend help your portfolio stay healthy? cramer gives his prognosis in an exclusive with its ceo just ahead. >>> all coming up on "mad money." [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? >>> stocks didn't fear sandy. stocks up 136 points. good evening, everybody. larry kudlow with my colleague michelle caruso-cabrera. five days before the election. is new york mayor mike bloomberg using hurricane sandy to score political points by endorsing barack obama? rudy giuliani will be our special guest. >> and why are politicians brow beating insurance companies in to how to run their businesses? it eats an attack on free market capitalism. >> a special edition of the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> sandy, the road to recovery. the cost of sandy's destruction on the rise. gas lines stretch for miles. and so does the traffic jams. billions still without power. food getting scarce. nerves break. how past can we rebuild? tonight we look for answer. plus the markets rally and the reaction of a lifetime days away. this is a special edition of the "kudlow report." >>> hurricane sandy may be over, but tonight many in the northeast remain without basic needs. power, water, gasoline, and the road to recovery looks grim. here's what we know right now. total losses in sandy, now estimate
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm EST
than expected quarter this morning. you can argue that hurricane sandy to augment earnings for the next year as we're beginning to rebuild the coast. many of the hardest hit areas aren't even accessible to contractors let alone homeowners. however, i think that retail is the biggest winner if we hammer out a phased in group of spending cuts and tax increases. and the retailers that cater to making your home worth more of the players who will get the biggest share of those spare dollars? go back and listen to the home depot conference call. the theme is the cycle is just beginning. sbeerndi spending on your home is actually growing. go over the fiscal cliff, that nation trend would be snuff by dramatic tax increases. you have to bet that home depot shoppers revert to the ways that we saw several quarters ago. and i got to tell you something, it's not too late to buy the home desk spot. you should be buying the companies which sell into aisle, aisle, aisle, and aisle of home depot and lowe's. how about sherwin williams? how about stanley and black & decker? whirlpool. let's go back to usc
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
kernen and andrew ross sorkin and today mark as full week since sandy battered the northeast. mass transit and power lines are slowly coming back. here is fema's administrator. >> this will not be done in a year. this is a long term commitment. >> gas lines still stretch for miles in many parts of the new jersey area, but officials say that more fuel is moving in. >> there will be more of a supply of again and more of a distribution. >> this morning we are searching for solutions asking what can be done differently to make sure everything from gasoline shortages to mass power disruptions don't happen again. our kate kelly will join us from new jersey in just a moment. also among our guests, john ike burger of the national association of convenience stores. his members sell 80% of all the gasoline in the united states. now making the cleanup and recovery even more difficult, we have forecasters warning that a harsh nor'easter is on the way. we'll have a live report from the weather chan nenel in 20 minutes. amid all the problems is tomorrow is election day. the candidates are making
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to recovery from sandy is literally at a standstill. you just heard bob talk about it. get this -- by one account, only 20% of all new jersey gas stations are open and so the ones that are open have lines literally hundreds of cars long. it's unbelievable, folks. we've got a team of reporters working the story which itself is going to have a huge economic impact on millions of people in the northeast. let us begin with mary thompson. she's at a rest stop in new jersey. mary, i drove by where you are at this morning. i drove by last night. literally backed up on to the turnpike for a mile. have you ever seen anything like this? >> reporter: well, if i answer truthfully, brian, i might be revealing my age. but yes, i do recall something akin to this in the energy crisis in the 1970s, but certainly i don't recall lines being this long. also, i reported post-katrina from the gulf coast in alabama and mississippi, and when we were driving around we were always concerned about being able to find gas but we managed to do so and certainly, again, never saw lines like this. take a look at this. j
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
from sandy, bill. i think today's numbers along with a bunch of other data we've had the last couple days has suggested the economy has more momentum going into november than we thought before. however, when we see the pictures of sandy go from essentially heartbreaking disaster to now sort of more nerve-racking social unrest, when we hear some of the stories out there, i don't think those are the kind of pictures that cause people to take long positions in stocks. i think it's a wait-and-see position. wait and see how much sandy has an effect on the economy before you can take a positive position represented by the numbers here. >> all right. so there's a lot of noise in all of this. you've got sandy. you've got the election uncertainty. you've got uncertainty about the broad economy. i can't imagine, ron that, this 100-point selloff in the dow industrials is because people want more economic stimulus and more qe. disappointment over maybe the jobs numbers show the economy is not in need enough of more qe. we've had so much stimulus out there. >> yeah, i think anybody who's been tra
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 9:00am EST
decline in shares since they hit the record high of more than 700. >> recovery from sandy continues. manhattan gets power back and most subway service is restored although millions in the region have no power or heat with tens of thousands this morning homeless. >> we'll begin with a big week for the market. first up tomorrow's presidential election in this country. polls show the race between barack obama and gop challenger mitt romney to be a dead heat. on wednesday the greek parliament is due to vote on a package of austerity measures and then china's congress convenes for once in a decade leadership change. that's not evening mentioning ecb. there's been some that have said this is potentially the highest concentration of risk of the entire year. >> i heard this. it's embarrassing to hear. what's happened the whole time is there are managements that have made money during this period and managements that have failed and models that have made money and models that have failed. i spent a lot of time this weekend going over the last five years of stocks. what i find is that you hav
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. is the number really as good as it looks? >> the death toll from sandy now stands at 94 as more than 3 million homes still without power now facing colder weather, gas lines stretch for miles and controversy surrounding new york's decision to hold the marathon this sunday. >>> the ipad mini on sale but lines are shorter than expected. we're live at apple stores for the reaction. >>> and starbucks, same store sales up 7% well above expectations. what is howard schultz doing that mcdonald's, chipotle and other restaurant chains are not? >> the report before tuesday's election. nonfarm rose in the month of october above forecast of 125,000. august and september figures were revised higher, 184,000 private sector jobs were added last month. the unemployment rate ticking higher to 7.9%, but this was in line with expectation. it is the private company jobs addition that are the real highlight. government hiring contracted, so with all the private sector that was behind stronger than expected number here. >> that despite the fact it seems businesses have been reluctant to make significant additional
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
was shut down because of sandy. this morning futures down by about two points. nasdaq up by about 2 1/4 points. >>> jfk and newark airports both operational on wednesday, but saw very few flights. jpk is seeing more arrivals than departures, but net back to normal. courtney reagan is at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: good morning. so we haven't yet seen a plane take off here. the first plane is scheduled to take off in about 40 minutes from now. i've been here for over an hour and i got to say, i have never seen laguardia so quiet. i think there are more employees here than passengers. and i went counter to counter and american airlines basically said when i asked how many flights were scheduled to take off, it is very, very limited. he said it will keep changing all day long. air tran said they don't have a plane taking off until 1:00. it's like you were talking about earlier with that coordination, you have to get all the people in the right places. so i think laguardia will see what jfk and newark saw yesterday with more arrivals than departures. normally about 1,000 flights
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
're faced with in the economy, on the heels of sandy, how do you want to allocate capital? what are you telling investors? >> well, in terms of where the liquidity is going, because we have these liquidity ways, i think you want to be in shorter duration assets if you're going to look at the fixed income markets. you have to believe rates are going to go up. then you have to look at equity groups. that's where the last waves go into the more risky assets. >> and you're seeing that? >> yes. >> all right. we'll leave it there. chip, good to have you on the program. jeff, rick, thanks very much. let's keep our focus zeroed in on the markets. bill stone helps to oversee more than $55 billion in assets. hendrick is in charge of about $100 billion. we want to find out where they're putting their money to work and how they see this market. both join me now. gentlemen, good to have you. bill, you say it's time to be more cautious in equities? >> yeah, we recently really lowered our allocation down to baseline. i think it's for a lot of the reasons that were discussed. even once we get past the
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
. new star has had to get a little bit creative because in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, they and others like them have had to do the best they can to accommodate their customers after damage and marine terminals that in many cases cannot be used. about a mile down the road nustar's facility has been damaged by the flood, battered by tidal surges, filled with debris and they're still working on that. other terminals in this area are in similar spots. as of today, at least a half-a-dozen of them are fully or even partly running. including facilities run by bp, hess, and phillip's 66. these locations provide a crucial link between refineries who make the products and the airports and gas stations that distribute them. but as these get rehabilitated, electricity outages in this area remain a major problem. some of the operators have told me they're a little bit baffled by the fact that they are resupplying on a steady basis, yet there are still huge fuel lines snaking but the region. the only thing they can think of is there is not enough power at gas stations to get that f
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
wins, the favorable jobs report makes it more likely. i think the aftermath of sandy very powerful and affecting certainly new yorkers more than a lot of people anticipated. i'll stick with the dollar story. if you look how the market is reacting, the two sectors that are most dollar sensitive are notably the weakest sectors today. that tells you these are commodity based, materials and energy. that tells you that that dollar strength has had an impact. techs and financials also to the weak side. finally, if that doesn't impress you, the gld, your major exchange traded fund for gold. it is one-tenth the price of gold here, moving down sitting essentially at a multi--month low, at least a two-month low. mandy, what gets your attention, volume is truly heavy here. heading towards 13 million shares changing hands. that's more than twice normal for an entire day. that's obviously -- that dollar strength is clearly affecting gold as well. >> making itself being felt across the market. thank you, bob. >>> as we mentioned, stocks initially responded positively to the better than expected
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the area impacted by sandy? that's the big question this morning. joe knows this very well, on my way in today, i had to take a taxicab for $125 because jeeves was this line to get gas, he was out of gas. >> i tried to take a car, my guy who i call -- he is not, but he nights as well be a former -- he has never failed. on on tuesday he came. and there have been snowstorms in the past where we've gone off the road, around, jack moved tractor trailers to get here's couldn't get gas. and so then i had to use -- i had a certain amount left in reserve. my gas tank is locked because people are siphoning now. >> it happened to one of our producers. >> there are people with guns. first 12 lines have to to do with troopers being there, you're not getting gas, people pulling guns, fights, frustrated. i saw something, and mill burn is a pretty of a through event community. and this one gas station finally got power, in addition to a five hour wait for cars on the other side, there were people, i don't know, somehow reminded of almost leak refugees. probably 120 people all with gas cans and three
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
talk about the october surprise before the elections. this year maybe it was super storm sandy. in china, it seems to be the emergence of the one seen behind of scenes as pulling the strings here. you can explain to people why we're suddenly talking about him and what his importance is? >> even though the people's republic is 63 years old, they don't really have a system in place for succession. mao was leader for life until he died. and then his successor was again a strong man, he was not the president, not a prime minister, not a party general secretary, but he was the ultimate leader. and he decided that min would take over after him and then hugh engine you take you. thousand he's gone. there's nobody around, nobody from the first generation could decide who the next leader will be. so it's the current generation of leaders who have to decide for themselves how they will be succeeded. and this is a totally new experience for china. >> and it's also an experience that the rest of asia is watching very closely. as you say, despite the global media attention very much big on
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
maintained its 2012 targets despite super storm sandy. we'll speak to the cfo. >> plus coming up we bring you your very own blockbuster. [s #. >>> china releases improved economic data for october on the second day of the communist party congress. beijing inflation continues to cool. >> allianz maintains its full rear target despite super storm sandy on the back of solid quarterly results. we'll hear from the cfo. >> luxury goods make ir announces two ceos but admits to slowing asian sales. >> and credit agricole pays a steep price to exit greece as it takes a hit on the sale to alpha bank. >>> britain's trade deficit narrowed a little bit more than expected in september. third quarter construction up, but also falling by an amount similar to earlier estimates reduces the chance of a downward revision to that strong third quarter gdp number, as well. so official data showing britain's deficit shrinking to 8.4 billion pounds in september. it was 10 billion pounds in august. the quarterly trade graph closed, as well. just for the record, economists were forecasts september goods deficit of 8.9
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
president. not one single day. not one single day. >>> and we ask a key question tonight. is hurricane sandy so much worse with the loss of life and incredible suffering covering a third of the country? is that going to put voters in an angry, frustrated and ugly place? so much so that it damages president obama's re-electionesre-electio re-electionest. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news. after a friday filled with fury, michael bloomberg gave into the criticism and canceled the ing new york city marathon scheduled for this sunday. let's go live to cnbc's brian shactman with the latest. good evening, brian. >> reporter: hi, larry. as late as midafternoon mayor bloomberg was adamant that the race would go on. preparations were moving forward from the equipment to people signing up. but basically the negative momentum swung actually early this morning with the publication of a front-page article in the "new york post" about the huge generators that were being used to power the new york city marathon in central park. there was actually a third generator sitting idle. all three of those cou
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
lost loved ones. but in spite of the tragedy, in our own curious way, sandy has given us the opportunity for a boost since the government rebuilt southern florida after hurricane andrew in 1992. a reconstruction so huge, it moved the country's entire gdp needle just when we needed it, after right a nasty recession. and now that we've assessed the damage, or we're trying to at least, i'll have to tell you one thing. i think this looks like a possible replay of that hugely bullish. right after a nastier recession. you couldn't tell that today to. ford with terrific numbers because they're connecting with the building materials industry. those stocks performed best today with the ones that took matters into their own hands. we spoke to queen harbors after it bought safety queen. to diversify away from the oil and gas business. queen harbors may have been up huge anyway, simply because, well, it's queens harbors. precisely what sandy ordered. buyers love the acquisition. $8.91. 18% gain for the good guys. tonight we're going to speak with two other companies that want to make
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
. what an obama or romney victory means for the market and your investments. sandy's aftermath. we continue to track the latest kwomts as the east coast tries to pick up the pieces after the superstorm. we are trading the big movers with stephanie link, joe teranova and downtown josh brown. let's get to the election. the two candidates are entering the home stretch. john harwood has the latest from both camps. >> the candidates are racing through the battleground states. the organizations are working to turn out voters. the president will be appearing with bruce springsteen in ohio. jay-z in wisconsin rather. mitt romney is going to new hampshire. twice to virginia. you look at the polls and they are extremely tight. our last nbc news/wall street journal poll shows 48% for obama. 47% for mitt romney. that's as tight as you can be. well within the margin of error. either candidate can win the popular vote. you look at the battleground states and that's where president obama held an advantage. look at final three polls for nbc and the wall street journal. first of all in virginia. ke
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
isn't the market reacting better and what -- >> i don't know, but i'm thinking these pictures of sandy that are on tv are not conducive to people wanting to buy stocks. these are like in some cases katrina-like pictures in terms of the devastation. >> even with a jobs report that the critics are -- >> it's hard for them to cite size it. some of them are making up numbers. most of the economists i talk to are calling this a stronger than expected jobs report and it goes with other strong data this week suggesting here is what you got to know. it's a economy that was on a modest upswing just before this catastrophic hurricane hit the northeast. 171k compared to a forecast of 125,000. so an upside surprise. the unemployment rate ticked up as expected. these were the two disappointments, the average hourly earnings and average weakly earnings numbers which by the way -- you could use those numbers. they're fine. revisions were up 84,000. the average revision in the past 18 months has been plus 45,000. this 92,000 number in august was revised up to 192,000 now. here are the good signs. wher
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
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8%. >> big move there. thanks, scott. >>> is the clean-up from sandy rolls on, another storm headed toward the eastern seaboard. how bad is it going to be? the weather channel is tracking it for us next. >>> plus, the political impact of the storm. it was foggy before. may be starting to get clearer now. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. locking the world's potential. >>> in the first days after the storm, president obama toured the damage and received praise for his leadership. but as the gas lines grew and tempers got short, new damage uncovered could be images and headlines turn against him. john harwood is at an afl-cio phone bank where they are urging voters to get to the polls. governor christie seems deeply in command the way the federal government has stepped in to help. this is the third hurricane i've covered in my lifetime, andrew, katrina and now this. we are at the point where the population gets furi
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
sandy, but the reaction was fairly muted. european investors as they watch the action on on wall street, but also this occurred on average volumes taking place on wall street. let's take a look at some of the appetite. a wish washy open. this is the start of a brand new trading month. and if you look over the course of the last five months, it's been a fairly decent performance for european markets. up almost 13% despite all the macroeconomic headwinds that we face. let's show you what's happening on on the open. lots happening in the oil and gas sector. we had numbers also out from the resources sector. but the overall tone in oil and gas is negative. there is some gray on the charts to report. retail autos tracking higher, household goods. and lloyds here in the uk has been reporting, as well. and there's been a very strong response to its numbers popping up more than 5% on the open. positive responses this morning. >> let's update you on the latest on super storm sandy. millions still without power. evacuation orders remain in place for over 375,000 new yorkers. the metropolitan tran
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that have been impacted by sandy. either they're without electricity or may have experienced damage from flooding. as a result, they can't take in needed gasoline supplies and can't get the gasoline in those tanks to the fuel trucks. so, that's part of the -- one solution, truck in fuelling from other places. governor chris christie of new jersey signing a waiver to allow this, it should provide a little relief, but until the power ice back on, we're likely to see these long lines continue. the price of gasoline that we are seeing at this rest stop is just about 3.55 for a gallon of unleaded. about a nickel above the national average, so no evidence of price gaunlging. >> thanks so much. out on the new jersey turnpike. following the gasoline story. so, how bad is the situation likely to get and is any relief in sight? the executive director of the new jersey gas and automotive association is live. thanks for being here. >> good to be with you. >> you know, these lines are difficult to see. when you drive anywhere around northern new jersey, in many places where what we call the tristate
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Nov 6, 2012 9:00am EST
had trying to help the northeastern united states come back from hurricane sandy. >> i talked to people in the utility industry because i have a lot of people on. there's a lot of feeling that the politicians are going to really come down on the utilities after the smoke clears here. i'm hearing it from high level people in the utilities saying no matter what we do, easy times for stockholders could come to an end. >> there's no rule from god that con ed or whoever has to be the utility in any part of the country. >> something to watch. that group has been strong. it's been viewed as an unregulated group that used to be under the jacket of regulation. it could come back. >> many have dividend yields that are significant in these low yield times so they are attractive for that. con ed says it isn't going to try to assess what costs are going to be. >> if you're a politician, they're an easy pinata. red cross, no. con ed, yes. >> more on your money and your vote. we'll get you the opening bell. ralph nader was a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. we'll ask
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Nov 5, 2012 2:00pm EST
in sandy's path are back up and running but giving consume aers few extra day to pay their bills. jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, citi group and pnc all waving fees for customers through wednesday, november 7th. >>> everybody probably personally cares who wins the presidential election. but does the market care? let's bring in the president and ceo of td ameritrade. does it matter to stocks who wins tomorrow? >> well, if you read conventional wisdom here, i think a romney win would be good for stocks but in the long run i don't think it matters which candidate wins. i think we just got to get our political leaders to start working together to align fiscal policy better with monetary policy. then the market will go. >> sadly, i agree. listen, this all might be in the hand of congress. not the white house. right? >> yeah. well, it takes three levels of the government there to get things passed and hopefully fix or physical challenges. >> who do you think would be better for your business specifically, fred? >> well, traditionally, a republican would be better for our business. but i don't think
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
winds to the northeast as the region still tries to recover from sandy. a live report from the weather channel. >>> u.s. equity futures are flat at this hour after a big selloff yesterday. a couple individual stock stories that we're watching. apple is in a bear market, down more than 20% from its all time high on september 21st, the day the latest iphone went on sale. apple still enjoys the world's largest market cap. i think maybe yesterday michelle was doing fast money or halftime report or whatever it was and he was talking about you start -- you start shrinking things to make new product or you put out a different color of the ipad. the true innovator already died. every place he went, people were long apple and they already overloved it, so he shorted it at much higher levels. and so far so good. >> got to get that analyst back. >> google was supposed to get there. never made it either. but kind of ugly. >> google probably has a better chance than apple. >> when it had $150 billion market gap, i said it's a gadget company, it can't possibly. so i -- i recuse myself. anyway, qualc
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
way here. what impact did sandy, the superstorm that hit a few weeks ago here in the northeast and along the eastern seaboard, what impact? you have new data suggesting the impact it had on the economy. >> you are talking about what could be a manmade disaster. this is a natural disaster. iar worldwide, one of the companies that gauges the insured losses. only insured. doesn't count government. has significantly increased its estimate to $16 to $22 billion from 7 $to 15 billion. that's a little lower on the upper range but about double. they're citing much greater storm damage than originally estimated. and, of course, higher payouts on insured losses. mayor bloomberg just this afternoon also estimated the losses for new york city alone, economic activity and government at $20 billion alone. this may be -- remember, initially it was estimated at $50 billion event. maybe it's more like $75 billion or $100 billion. just a warning to investors, there's a lot of data coming up this week that's affected by sandy. if you take a look tomorrow, durable goods could have a sandy effect i
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Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm EST
. >>> this hour, the president tours the disaster area from hurricane sandy. first from the air, then on foot. the first numbers are out now on how sandy is already taking a bite out of the economy. >>> and, we move to real estate. how real is the recovery? ben bernanke set to speak about housing and mortgages in just a few minutes and what he says could move the markets. >>> but first, let's head out to chicago where sue can be found at a major investor summit in the windy city. sue? >> indeed, i am in the beautiful windy city, ty. this is the schwab impact conference. welcome to the biggest convention center in the united states and it is chock-full with some of the top investment advisors out there. we're going to be talking to a number of them. we have a terrific hour planned here from chicago. we're going to talk to the five-star rated portfolio fund manager of the permanent portfolio fund, michael kuggino. he has $17 billion under management. we'll find out how he sleeps at night in this volatile market. >>> plus, liz ann sonders, schwab's chief investment strategist is with us. she's f
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Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
effects of that and hurricane sandy, burt fleck enfleckenger. >> start first with this black friday move which lets a lot of people start shopping on thanksgiving. smart move by walmart or a desperation move by walmart? >> sue, it's desperation retailing and desperation discounting. >> why? >> as tyler mathisen referenced earlier, it's ho ho ho to try to hold sales by opening 16 hours earlier for black friday this year and 22 hours earlier than the prior year. walmart's got two salient ships which will benefit the company. number one, last year they sold out of 32-inch tvs in the stores i was in this less than 22 minutes. secondly, the lines, people were freezing for a few to five hours and getting into to best buy by comparison right away. walmart guarantees it will be one hour in line. that's a benefit. >> burt, let me ask you though. last year when we saw this happen there was a lot of pushback by some consumers who said, you're ruining one of the best holidays of the year by doing this, and also by the workers who said this is a holiday for me and my family. is there still going to b
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
sandy struck. and a cold snap is setting in to the region and nor'easter is forecast for mid week. more fuel facilities are coming back on on line. hess has restored several terminals. governor christie has imposed an odd/even rule, this is when drivers could get gas to alleviate over the extremely long fuel lines. >>> on the eve of the u.s. elections, the race for the white house couldn't be any teeter. the final "wall street journal" poll of likely voters shows president obama leading mitt rom any by just one percentage point, 48% to 47% margin. polls in many battleground states remain too close to call. a running average of all national polls by real clear politics has the two men between 0.2% of each other. >>> at the same time, romney may not get to label china a currency manipulator if he becomes president because the power to do so doesn't lie with the commander in chief, but with the u.s. treasury secretary. analysts warn that provoking beijing could put bilateral trade at risk. joining us for more, chairman of the asian pacific council at the american chambers of down. steven,
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
't outline sandy impact because it would be the pull forward in terms of sales in preparation for the hurricane but the books did close prior to sandy so full impact of sandy won't be felt. color expected on the conference call but that could be a key driver going into the last quarter of the year. metrics on the quarter were good. best ticket growth in four years in terms of ticket size. average ticket 54.50. up 2.9% year on year. even below the surface the numbers were really solid for home depot. >> one of the things that blake talked about on the conference call is investment in your home starting to grow faster than gdp? he's used that as yardstick to say we're still not there yet. we're still not there even though he's been doing the numbers. i want to know whether we're there in surpassing it. yesterday there was a good conference call. people didn't like it. i think that was one of those judgments about people saying, you know what? i want to take profit. stocks up 53%. home depot looks like it's not going to fall prey to fiscal cliff profit taking. need to know more.
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Nov 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
to the downside, so is telecom, in the wake of superstorm sandy. right now, here's how we stand, virtually unchanged. write this number down, maria, 13,90.84. we'll explain the significance of that level of the dow later in the program. right now we're just above that with a gain of four points. nasdaq's up 13.5, high of the session suddenly at 2995. apple's doing well today. sold a lot of ipad minis over the weekend. s&p up 1 1/3 at 1415.50. >> market flat ahead of the election, with some groups on the move. >> in today's "closing bell exchange," todd is with us, so is bill, and steve liesman and pisani with us as well. it's expected this market is going to stand and wait to see what the election results are going to be like for tomorrow, right? >> hey, it's human nature. i mean, people have been paralyzed with all these horror stories about fiscal cliffs and the end of the dollar and the end of america. so, when in doubt, do nothing. hide your cash, sit on the sidelines. but i think there's going to be a big plunger effect that could really unleash tidal waves of money as people start to
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
to win another presidential election in my lifetime. and finally, hurricane sandy, a huge october surprise. listen to this. 64% of voters cited it as an important factor with 62% of that vote going to the president. so like everybody, i congratulate president obama, but i'm going to spend the next few years watching him for free market principles of economic freedom. that's what i try to do to protect this great country of ours. moments ago house speaker john boehner re-elected to a 14th term in congress says he will consider tax increases as part of a zeal to tackle the fiscal cliff. to sort through this cnbc's eamon javers has the very latest. good evening, eamon. >> good evening, larry. in his first post-election televised comments today speaker of the house john boehner telling reporters that he's twoilg accept some increases in revenue as long as they come as part of the grand bargain on taxes and spending in washington that would include entitlement cuts as well as tax reform that would lower overall rates and broaden the base. here's the speaker earlier today. >> for the pu
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
the impact of sandy, whole foods talked about it. >> i think it's up in the hair. >> next on halftime, apple plunging into bear market territory. buy the dip or fail completely on that stock. a bull/bear debate and we'll battle it out over america's most valuable company. later, we're tackling another big issue for the market and that is china. find out how you can play the power transition of the world's second largest economy. sometimes investing opportunities are hard to spot. you have to dig a little. fidelity's etf market tracker shows you the big picture on how different asset classes are performing, and it lets you go in for a closer look at areas within a class or sector that may be bucking a larger trend. i'm stephen hett of fidelity investments. the etf market tracker is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades today and explore your next investing idea. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> welcome back to the
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
in all u.s. regions. they say pro contractor business is up, but this does not include superstorm sandy impact, which hit on the first day of its fourth quarter. by comparison, hurricane irene last year boost sales by $360 million over two quarters, and makes for very tough comps in the northeast. so we'll see what to expect ahead as people start to rebuild. >> indeed. bertha, thanks so much. josh brown, this is about housing and the housing recovery. >> yeah, this has been the most obviously way to play. not just housing and home building, but actually all the foreclosures that have now become rental units. the first thing people do when they take one of these from the banks is spend $50,000, $60,000 to fix them up. so home depot is really strong, but i will tell you, i think lowe's is a more compelling opportunity. the stock broke out in the last week of october. it is in the process of retesting that breakout around 32. this name has done nothing versus home depot's huge last 18 months. and i think it's only a matter of time before lowe's figures out what home depot's been doing real
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Nov 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
on sandy's recovery and the coming storm and all the stock news you need to know. yes, mandy there is stock news today. >> indeed there is. well, let's get to the markets, the dow is on track for a second day in the sun today and if the dow's gain exceeds 136 points at the close it is doing that right now, by the way, it will be the dow's biggest point gain since september 13th. as for the s & p 500 now up for the fourth time in five day none of the major averages have had winning streaks as long as three days in about three weeks. by the way, the s & p 500 rallied 67% since president obama took office. take a look at the nasdaq, also higher, on the last election day, november 4, 2008 you can the nasdaq gaped 3.1%. the dow, 3.3% and the s & p, 4.1%. get down to bob pisani you the floor of the new york stock exchange. bob what are the markets telling us about what is happening with the election? >> i see a classic risk-on trade that doesn't necessarily favor either candidate but some resolution of all of this. what do you see in a risk-on trade, what we are seeing today. look at the dollar i
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